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Old 7th September 2019, 12:41 AM
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Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is well 🙂 I need some information as to how to begin my online process for ILR. To begin, I need to register with GOV.UK. however, I'm totally confused as to where I can sign up for an online account on GOV.UK. Surely I'm missing something? I'd love some help to get started. Thank you so much in advance.

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Start here: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/set-m

You will create an account as one of the first steps
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Thank you very much. I have another (few questions), can I start my application before the 28 days renewal time frame? Is the application date the date I pay for the application? Also, if this is the case, do I have to get an appointment before my visa expires?

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Hi,

You can start your application several months before you need to submit it. Best to do this as you can see what you will be required to submit.

You can submit the application 28 days before your 5 years are up.

We have just gone through it and it is relatively painless, we attended at Southampton Sopra and i can recommend them.

Three ladies, we had an appointment at 10am, arrived at 9-30 called straight in, they scanned my wifes passport and then mine did the biometrics and photo and we were out by 1015am.

We paid for super priority and we had a result back later that afternoon by email. The new residence permit arrived 7 days later and we have now submitted the Naturalisation application and have an appointment to submit the documents on 27th September.

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Thank you for your quick reply. I really appreciate it! It's nice to know that people are having pretty painless experiences too!

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Hello everyone,

Thank you to everyone who has helped me so far, I really appreciate it. I'm getting together mine and my husbands documentation and I have a question. We are providing a mix of joint and separate evidence. For the separate evidence, is it ok to provide various paperwork over 2.5 years or do we need the evidence from the same company over 2.5years? I'm a little confused and hope someone can help! Thank so much.

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Your official correspondence should be from at least three different sources, spread evenly over the two and a half years.

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Thank you so much for your reply, I'm so sorry but can I have a bit more of an explanation. I am struggling to understand. Thanks once again.

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Hi Mariyah,

I am in the middle of doing the same thing- gathering evidence for my ILR application. We don't have enough joint evidence so I am scanning in various letters addressed to us individually. These are supposed to be from 'official' sources such as letters from your bank, insurance companies, DVLA, council tax, NHS, letters from the council, etc. It's ok if the letters are from different companies as they want you to provide at least 3 different sources as Whatshouldwedo said below.

For example, I am providing bank letters (addressed jointly), NHS letters for me, insurance company letters for spouse, DVLA letters for spouse, and credit card letters for both of us. I have very little evidence in my name so it comes to about 5 different sources for us combined.

I hope this helps?

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Thank you very much, yes that makes sense. What you said regarding credit card bills, do double check if they are regarded as "official documentation." I can remember when filing for FLR (M), credit card bills weren't really seen as a strong piece of evidence. Maybe someone far more conversant in this field can either agree with me or correct me! Thanks again for your help. Wishing you all the best with your application! I'm so nervous about it all!

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